Testing with Karmic Beta (shouldn’t matter):
1) open a terminal
2) sudo mv -i /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup
2) sudo touch /etc/X11/xorg.conf
3) sudo nvidia-settings
4) hit "save configuration"
This will result in blank xorg.conf file (DON’T RESTART X!!) Now copy ONLY the “Device” section from the backup to the new conf, since that is what it said was required after an ensuing error that you can avoid like this: (Mine was as follows)
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
I put this little Fix together, so you the reader won’t have to jump from thread to thread to thread like I did to put it all together. Ridiculous…someone’s got to be doing this besides me.
If you only learn one thing as a user, master your xorg.conf file in X and at the console. If you can’t get into X, and you’re an average ‘user’, you’re done for unless. Don’t ask how I know 🙂